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Health Matters Echo 112 (9 September 2020)

Health Matters Echo 112 (9 September 2020)

Health matters

This week Dr Michelle explains about the Echo112 Medical ID App which allows us to securely store important medical information and an electronic donor card that can be accessed by medical personal...

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Big Screen, Little Screen - David Copperfield, Volunteer, Thinking Of Ending Things

Big Screen, Little Screen - David Copperfield, Volunteer, Thinking Of Ending Things

Mid Morning Mix

Today Suzi looks at 3 films: - The Personal History of David Copperfield (cinema release)  - Volunteer (cinema release)  - I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Netflix)

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Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario goes underground with the Ceneri Tunnel in canton Ticino. It's the last link in the network designed to get trucks off the roads in Switzerland - and brings t...

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McKay Interview:  Prof. Bill Durodie - University of Bath.

McKay Interview: Prof. Bill Durodie - University of Bath.

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay speaks to Professor Bill Durodie - chair of Risk and Security in International Relations at the University of Bath in the UK. As Michael discovers, there's a lot more...

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Dating in the new normal - Trea from SuccessMatch.ch speaks to us

Dating in the new normal - Trea from SuccessMatch.ch speaks to us

The Breakfast Show

While we were all locked-down, some people kept their dating hopes alive using technology. Trea from www.successmatch.ch says it's likely to become a favoured way of making that first contact i...

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Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up, Dario Brander examines the importance of Switzerland's oldest newspaper - and one with a genuinely international reach - the NZZ.

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Plans to build a vault to save the good germs in Switzerland

Plans to build a vault to save the good germs in Switzerland

The Breakfast Show

Switzerland is hoping to be home for another sort of bank – one that could potentially save our lives. The Seerave Foundation is looking to set up the Microbiota Vault – it would col...

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McKay Interview: Juergen Stock, Secretary General INTERPOL (15 June 2020)

McKay Interview: Juergen Stock, Secretary General INTERPOL (15 June 2020)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest this week is the Secretary-General of the world’s largest police organization, Dr Jürgen Stock, of INTERPOL, or to give it its full name, the International Criminal P...

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McKay Interview: Dr Victoria Curzon-Price, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Geneva

McKay Interview: Dr Victoria Curzon-Price, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Geneva

The McKay Interview

The Covid-19 pandemic is the worst in 100 years. Apart from the great tragedies inflicted upon many, many families all over the world, it has thrown up a number of conundrums. Puzzles like the scie...

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Health Matters:  Mental Health 1 (4 June 2020)

Health Matters: Mental Health 1 (4 June 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle’s first in a series of shows around mental health. In this episode, she looks at the definitions of mental health and mental illness and some important statistics showing how comm...

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Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up!

Over the past few weeks - the government has been loosening lockdown restrictions - and another lightening will be happening this Saturday. Dario looks at the rule changes and what we will be able ...

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UN Roundup - Yemen pledge & response to the death of George Floyd

UN Roundup - Yemen pledge & response to the death of George Floyd

UN Roundup

2 June 2020. Today Daniel Johnson gives us more information on the major pledging event today for Yemen & the UN Secretary-General appeals for calm in US protests over death of George&n...

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Top 100 Songs of All Time! And the winner is...

Top 100 Songs of All Time! And the winner is...

Mid Morning Mix

For the past 4 weeks WRS has been counting down the Top 100 Songs Of All Time as voted for by WRS listeners, in association with Coop@Home, your favourite products, delivered to you....

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Dr Rebecca Weber, the pressures of unlocking

Dr Rebecca Weber, the pressures of unlocking

The Breakfast Show

As we emerge from the lockdown - we know we won't be returning to normal and psychologist, Dr Rebecca Weber,says it is completely normal to feel a little uncertain as we all leave our homes.

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Hope of free beer for life drives new Dive Bär!

Hope of free beer for life drives new Dive Bär!

The Breakfast Show

The current crises is making life difficult for many people and businesses, especially bars and pubs. But imagine being in the process of setting up a new pub. That's the conundrum of Dave a...

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Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

Health matters

We’re now into week 2 of return to school for many and the second phase of lockdown easing but Dr Michelle reminds us that we shouldn’t get complacent. She explains the 8 recommendation...

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Dr David Nabarro from the WHO speaks to WRS

Dr David Nabarro from the WHO speaks to WRS

The Breakfast Show

The World Health Organization's special envoy to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr David Nabarro, spoke to Mark Butcher and answered your questions about the coronavirus. How dangerous is is for childr...

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Health Matters: Face Masks (7 May 2020)

Health Matters: Face Masks (7 May 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses face masks: When should you wear one? What type of mask should you wear and what other things should you think about?    

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McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

The McKay Interview

Many European countries are now lifting lockdowns. The economic impact of the pandemic has been huge - and is still going on. The Director-General of the Geneva based International Labour Organi...

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What do the new measures from May 11th mean?

What do the new measures from May 11th mean?

The Breakfast Show

Marco Kamber runs the English language Twitter news feed @CoronaEnglish. He's been following all the latest news coming from the federal government. He speaks to Mark Butcher about the new rule...

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Lets look to the future - and celebrate the good #save2020

Lets look to the future - and celebrate the good #save2020

The Breakfast Show

Amid all the bad news - and there is plenty, unfortunately - there is also a lot to be grateful for. The project #save2020 is highlighting how society is coming together, how people are helping eac...

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WHO - special envoy for Covid-19, David Nabarro.

WHO - special envoy for Covid-19, David Nabarro.

The Breakfast Show

David Nabarro is the Special Envoy for the World Health Organisation for Covid-19 and is a Professor of Global Health at Imperial College London. He spoke to Mark and Katt about the measures to tac...

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Bring structure into your locked-down life: Dr Rebecca Weber

Bring structure into your locked-down life: Dr Rebecca Weber

The Breakfast Show

Recently addiction support groups in Switzerland warned there could be more people coming out of the lock down with addiction problems - ranging from substance abuse to harmful online activity. Psy...

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Stay mentally healthy during the lock-down

Stay mentally healthy during the lock-down

The Breakfast Show

Being locked down can be a strain on individuals and families. Psychologist Dr Rebecca Weber has ideas on how to relieve tension and create structure.

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